EDUCATIONAL FRIENDS OF JAMES
INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF MUSICIANS
The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is the UK's professional body for musicians and a nationally recognised subject association for music.

Since 1882, we have been dedicated to promoting the importance of music and protecting the rights of those working in the music profession. We support almost 9,500 members across the UK and Ireland with our unrivalled legal advice and representation, comprehensive insurance and specialist services.

Our members come from all areas of the music profession and from a wide variety of genres and musical backgrounds. As well as working musicians, our membership also includes recent graduates, part-time and full-time music students, and retired musicians.

We campaign tirelessly in support of musicians rights, music education and the profession as a whole. We are a financially independent not-for-profit organisation with no political affiliation. This independence allows us the freedom to campaign on any issue affecting musicians.
N.B. Organisations mentioned here offer short training courses that JAMES feel are worthy of consideration for those seeking additional training for the Creative Industries.

JAMES accreditation of courses applies to full-time academically validated HE or FE courses. These short courses are, therefore, not accredited by JAMES but, after consideration of the value of these organisations, we have invited them to become 'Educational Friends of JAMES'.